Film & TV
Lesson time 12:05 min
After years of performing on camera, Natalie has figured out what helps her achieve her best work. She explains her personal process as well as other tips for making the most of your time in front of the camera.
Topics include: Memorize Your Lines in Advance • Bring Multiple Ideas to the Table • Have a Point of View, but Be Flexible • Continuity • Watching Playback • Be There for Your Fellow Actors • Find What Works for You to Physically Evoke Emotion
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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Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman shares the techniques at the heart of her acting process—and teaches you how to tackle your next role.Explore the Class
it was an absolutely amazing experience! Natalie its such a pro, i love her, and everything she said made me rethink everything i thought i knew about acting, and i definitely will put into practice every lesson from this course. thank you so much Masterclass, this was worth every penny! and thank you, Natalie.
Excellent course, loved it. Thank You very much.
It helped me gain more insight on what it is like to act, what it is like for a woman in the film Industry and how they are treated. It also taught me new skills and how to apply them to myself not just for acting but for real life scenarios.
It was very interesting when she helped about preparing for a character. However, it would be even more interesting to get more technical advice about what movement can express what feeling, more tips about how to balance the expression of the required emotion, not to overplay it or underplay it for example.