Film & TV
Lesson time 09:22 min
When preparing for roles that involve a foreign language, accent, or dialect, Natalie works with her dialect coach, Tanya Blumstein. In this lesson, Natalie and Tanya demonstrate how they collaborate to shape the voice of a character.
Topics include: Warm Up With Vowel Sounds • Build on Your Character's Place of Origin • Learn From Primary Sources • Ways to Work Independently
Natalie Portman began acting professionally at 12 and won an Oscar before she turned 30. As a self-taught actor, she uses personal techniques to create compelling, complex characters. In her first-ever acting class, Natalie shows how empathy is at the core of every great performance, how to bring real-life details into every role, and how to build your own creative process. Get ready for your breakout performance.
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Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman shares the techniques at the heart of her acting process—and teaches you how to tackle your next role.Explore the Class
It's Good to realize that even the best at something have gone trough a path of lifechanging moments that led them where they are now. It give's us prospective of our own lifechanging moments.
As a writer of novels and screenplays, getting ideas from actors about how they approach the words I put on paper is priceless. To hear the different things that inspire them and the things you can write in to give them direction (subtext) in the silent moments of the script. How they read makes me a better writer.
Would love more demonstrative teaching videos like the scene work Natalie did in Sec. 17 of the curriculum.
it was an absolutely amazing experience! Natalie its such a pro, i love her, and everything she said made me rethink everything i thought i knew about acting, and i definitely will put into practice every lesson from this course. thank you so much Masterclass, this was worth every penny! and thank you, Natalie.