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There are plenty of ways to show time passing, just as Chuck mentioned.
Here's a few, though the fade to black is probably the most professional:
-fixed closeup of a clock, you may add crossfades here
-fixed closeup of a calendar being flipped
-wide shot of the outside of a building or city with the sunrise or sunset.
(stock footage may apply for the three above)
-"waiting room" for this one, LOCK down your tripod in a wide shot of a still area, then shoot multiple takes of your character going about waiting, pacing, stretching. These are then slowly crossfaded in editing.
-clock wipe: a little cheesy, often combined with a swoosh sound effect
– in the animated feature Bolt: the dog is put into a box, in a moving truck with the gate slammed down. CUT to Black, sound effect of an airplane flyby and CUT. – the time and place have now changed.
Delano Samuels, complete this project and good luck doing so!