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Maybe using a monopod/tripod (probably a monopod), coming from the actor/actress's face, to panning down to their legs. You may want to switch the angles from the victim's face to the aggressor's, leaving it to be a smoother shot. When filming a test-short, this ended up working for us due to the generality of the situation. This may or may not work for your situation.