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's very inspiring and helpful as an actor to hear her stories, experiences, and the tools she has gained from experience to help her be a better performer.

More practical lessons like the one on the movie set

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.

This class has helped me break down characters and to be comfortable on set. Thank you masterclass and Natalie Portman. Hope to share screentime with you one day.

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