Film & TV

Improvisation

Natalie Portman

Lesson time 08:11 min

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

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

Inside of the master to know how they work around.

I´ve learned that there are is a generational way to act. Natalie has a very different approach on acting from Helen because of their generational differences. Both are great and right, and it is helpful to mix them both. Thanks for reducing the time on videos and go to the core right away.

I loved this class! It was so creative and really kept me engaged. I learned so much! Even if I'm not going to act, I have a new appreciation for what actors do. I loved how hands on it was.

Natalies approach to acting is so full of humility. She gives amazing advice, very practical, inspiring and, empowering. Thank you!


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