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.

Reviews

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

Amazing! I can't describe how thankful I am to learn so much from a very talented artist! Please consider this class, you won't regret it!

The thing I enjoyed the most was the on set walk through where she talked out loud the choices one could make, why, pointing out camera angles etc. More of this style would be extremely helpful.

Very insightful and opened my mind to new ways of working with story arcs, the resources in the assignments are very helpful.

I learn to create a character in all point views. Now I have an excellent material to create unexpected characters.

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