Film & TV
Lesson time 10:50 min
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 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
I didn't know much about Natalie Portman before taking this masterclass. I really enjoyed her breakdown of how to behave as an actor: how to treat your coworkers, director, and others on set.
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 helpful and most importantly liked that a lot of the material derived from her personal work .
As I grow in acting, the most interesting thing to listen to is how other people get to where they are. You can take tid bits from everyone and form your own way, and hopefully in the future be in a position to give tid bits that get others to where they need to be!