Chapter 16 of 20 from Natalie Portman

Improvisation

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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 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

Natalie Portman Teaches Acting

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.

Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman teaches her process for creating complex characters through psychology, voice, gesture, and movement.

A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental materials accompanies the class.

Upload your acting videos to get feedback from the class. Natalie will also critique select student work.

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Hey, I enjoyed this Master Class, thank you very much for sharing all the useful information and giving us, students so many useful tips. Love love love

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.

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 helped me to acknowledge and find a relationship with every character in the scene and not think about just my emotional state.