From Natalie Portman's MasterClass

Improvisation

Natalie sees improvisation as the opportunity to create. She’ll teach you how to engage with your environment, be alert, and actively listen.

Topics include: Engage With Your Environment • Listen Carefully; React Accordingly • Discuss Boundaries With Your Costars • Talk With Your Camera Operator About Where You Can Go

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Natalie sees improvisation as the opportunity to create. She’ll teach you how to engage with your environment, be alert, and actively listen.

Topics include: Engage With Your Environment • Listen Carefully; React Accordingly • Discuss Boundaries With Your Costars • Talk With Your Camera Operator About Where You Can Go

Natalie Portman

Teaches Acting

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Make every role extraordinary

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

I loved this masterclass with Natalie Portman. I've been an actress for 15 years while raising my daughter. Now that she's grown, I need to pursue this love I have for filmmaking further.

A wonderful and an amazing soul. So real and a joy to watch an A class actress like her. Extremely useful for screenwriters in terms of what character development means and how actors perceive that. Loved this master class and wish Natalie Portman all the best in both her career and personal life.

Loved this class and all of Natalie's insights and tips and tools and her genuine respect for the art of acting <3

Inside of the master to know how they work around.

Comments

Nastasia M.

I love the additional articles or reading materials suggested in the PDF files. All of these lessons will definitely need to be learned and relearned until it feels natural to me.

Matthew B.

I read the Book "A Doctor and a Plumber in a Rowboat" by Carol Schindler and Tom Soter.

ALICIA S.

Improve when prompted brings out the most natural of moments. Being courteous to scene partners and camera people is a good thing to remember. Great advice 😁

Terence G.

I love to work this way from time to time. I did a fair amount of this in my last feature film. Although I did have some actors who would rather not and others embraced the opportunity.

Casie

To share your work, get feedback, connect with students and discuss the workbook, visit The Hub! Tons of great resources there. Here's the link: https://community.masterclass.com/c/performance/np-workbook