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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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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