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Natalie Portman Teaches Acting

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Teaches Acting

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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Class Sample
1. Introduction
2. Getting to Know Your Character
3. Developing Your Character Through Research
4. Developing Your Character's Physicality
5. Scene Studies: Physical Gesture
6. Case Study: “Black Swan”
7. Dialect Coaching: Research and Practice
8. Dialect Coaching in “Jackie”
9. Working on Set
10. Performing on Camera
11. Working With Directors
12. Successful Collaborations With Directors
13. Case Study: Working With Terrence Malick
14. Playing a Real Character
15. Assignments in Developing Performance
16. Improvisation
17. Demo: Working With the Set, Props, and Camera
18. Green-Screen Acting
19. Advice for Actors
20. Active Empathy

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Natalie Portman

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