From Natalie Portman's MasterClass

Working on Set

Natalie shares her techniques for working on set. You’ll learn how to emotionally connect with collaborators, handle vulnerability and self-consciousness, and maintain energy during a long day of shooting.

Topics include: Accept the Presence of the Camera and Crew • Engage Emotionally With Your Collaborators • Communicate What Makes You Comfortable • Keep Play Alice During Downtime • Protect Yourself From Negative Energy on Set • Engage Your Body Before Performing

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Natalie shares her techniques for working on set. You’ll learn how to emotionally connect with collaborators, handle vulnerability and self-consciousness, and maintain energy during a long day of shooting.

Topics include: Accept the Presence of the Camera and Crew • Engage Emotionally With Your Collaborators • Communicate What Makes You Comfortable • Keep Play Alice During Downtime • Protect Yourself From Negative Energy on Set • Engage Your Body Before Performing

Natalie Portman

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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.

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

I have never really acted, but the way she describes it is really cool. I want to watch the course again.

I really liked this class, I found it very helpful, and I loved that she talks a lot about her experiences as an actor and I really liked that she gave us a lot of tips on acting and how the industry works.

Comments

Kristine K.

I like the way she says do not ignore the camera or the people in the room. This was a great lesson.

Lee

As a contributing actor on a set one has to be able to relate to the other performers and there language.

A fellow student

Very informative on how to manage yourself with coworkers and have a good working environment mostly, like in any profession

Joe

I believe that the acting coach that Natalie Portman is talking about is spelt Gerry Grennell. He has worked with Meryl Streep and the late Heath Ledger.

Sydney Louise & G.

I love this lesson so much. Really gives me permission to trust my instincts, and do some things that I typically feel inclined to do.

A fellow student

Love this! Best part was staying alert. Staying alert to those around you, do something on your downtime, and staying playful. It def keeps the energy alive during takes.

Casie

How do you collaborate with others to make a production successful? 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