From Natalie Portman's MasterClass

Green-Screen Acting

Green-screen acting forces you to rely solely on your imagination. In this lesson, Natalie offers practical tips on how to approach this unique acting challenge.

Topics include: Ask for Previsualization Materials • Don't Lose Sight of the Internal • Figure Out the Beats of Your Movement • Root Action in Emotion

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Green-screen acting forces you to rely solely on your imagination. In this lesson, Natalie offers practical tips on how to approach this unique acting challenge.

Topics include: Ask for Previsualization Materials • Don't Lose Sight of the Internal • Figure Out the Beats of Your Movement • Root Action in Emotion

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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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4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Loved many parts of this, especially the bit when Natalie took us to set. I wish we could've seen a bit more of her actively walking us through acting. But overall, I really enjoyed this class!

It's going wood me think outside the box as an actor. Stopped me from thinking in a cliché way. Also enjoyed the golden nuggets of information.

It's very inspiring and helpful as an actor to hear her stories, experiences, and the tools she has gained from experience to help her be a better performer.

I have never really acted, but the way she describes it is really cool. I want to watch the course again.

Comments

ALICIA S.

I saw that green screen at universal studios, but they show people in costume for like monsters not like role playing acting. You can’t tell on film if it’s green screen. I can imagine it to be difficult to visualize the environment and staying in character simultaneously. But the results must be amazing. Technology trips me out sometimes. Good class 🤪👍

Post P.

Very insightful! I always assumed green screen acting had many layers, but it was interesting to hear about ways to maximize your acting in front of a green screen.

Casie

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