Hello I'm currently making a short film.
One such day time involves a car accident, where an actress gets hit by a car whilst not looking when crossing a road.
There are two main characters to the film, the actress who is crossing the road, her husband who is waiting at the other side watching her cross the road.
I am finding this scene particularly difficult to piece together, as I want to build tension and I'm not sure how to show the accident in the most effective way as this is the heart of the film. I feel perhaps a fast pace, inter-cutting close-ups of her crossing the road, his reaction while watching her, and/or close-ups of tires moving.
So my question is how can I piece this scene together and structure it effectively in terms of which camera shots and angles I can use, the pace of the scene etc?
Please note: That as these are the only two characters I don't feel it is necessary to introduce the driver of the car as I want the focus to be on them two.
Also, due to health and safety reasons and low budget I don't intend to show the actress making contact with the car.
Due to it being exterior I won't being using any lighting either.
Any help would be HUGELY appreciated!
Thanks very much