Chapter 9 of 20 from Natalie Portman

Working on Set

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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 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

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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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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

I was curious. I'm a mathematician and I use my imagination every day, all the time. Active empathy means a lot to me. But, now, thanks to this class, I've understood how awful it must be to be an actress. I'm so happy I'm not one. Thank you Natalie Portman!

I've completed a few master classes and this was the best. Natalie shares so much information, very detailed and she is so clearly passionate about what she does, but wanting to really benefit others also. Very inspiring!

loved it! Helped me very much understand complex ideas.

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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