Eastern Football League Filming Requirements

The Eastern Football League chooses to engage LKLM Media for all filming of the Leagues games.

Some things you need to be aware of on the day of filming.

ALL Filmed games:


  • You should have an SSD USB3 -Something like the following: http://www.msy.com.au/external-ssd/20734-samsung-portable-ssd-t5-mu-pa250b-ww-250gb-usb31-gen2-external-hdd.html

  • Or Officeworks link is: https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/samsung-250gb-portable-solid-state-drive-t5-sassd250t5 – currently theirs is $114, or $99 at MSY.
    A little more value for money might even be this: https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/samsung-500gb-portable-solid-state-drive-t5-sassd500t5 it is twice the size of the previous one, but not for too much more, so would probably hold 2 seasons of footage before needing to be cleared.


    Even if you already have a USB3 which is a large “spindle” drive, we will not use this on the day, the preference would be that you hand us a smaller SSD Drive which we can transfer the footage to and you organise to move that footage to your larger “Archive” drive later on – this will also mean that through the year we don’t have problems of having drives handed to us which are Full.

  • The hard drive needs to be formatted in exFAT format (instructions here – https://www.lklmmedia.com/hard-drive-formats .) We will not format drives on the day, and also will NOT remove any data from drives to make the footage fit. Depending on the equipment used by the camera operator, the files which will be transferred to your drive may be between 10Gb and 20Gb in size, so make sure this sort or room is available. (Per above – archive often.)

  • We will NOT transfer to Thumb-drive/USB Sticks – even if they are USB3, the write speed is far too slow – consider that you may be charged extra for delays in this respect, or the footage will just have to be picked up from the Footage site delegated by the League.

  • You MUST hand your drive to the Camera operator prior to game commencement, and at the latest by half time.

  • Anyone dropping off a drive to the operator should also leave their Contact Name, Number (position in the club would also be preferable.) – and or any details if a Different person will be picking the drive up. So that our operator is also not having to leave their equipment unattended it is also preferred that someone come and see them within around 10-15 minutes of game completion to arrange the pickup of the drive. If the footage transfer is not complete at least you can make the best arrangements there and then for when to return or where within the club the operator can return the drive after returning their gear to their vehicle.

  • Footage will NOT be dropped off to clubs, workplaces or houses by the Operators if the club fails to bring a drive on the day, or forget to take it home, etc. Drives which are left behind will be taken to EFL house for collection.


  • It is Your responsibility to provide a Safe, Stable and comfortable area for the Camera Operator to work in – this includes providing a marquee in the event of inclement weather, and in the case of elevation, this must NOT be unstable, such as a table or packing crates. Whilst we understand that in the environment we are working the following may be difficult to achieve we would prefer that the area being filmed from is also smoke and alcohol free, and should also be in a spot where large crowds are not going to be likely to obscure our view or interfere with equipment, or have the potential to knock us or the equipment over, etc.

  • The above point also extends to the general behaviour of the crowd, visa vee language and attitude towards the operator – it should also be noted that Audio is recorded on footage which when uploaded to the footage hub is accessible by the league and indeed at a public level.

  • Where possible we will require an appropriate power source for some cameramen – Not all will need it, but some may – below is a general list we have put together of where we know we have successfully filmed games from in the past, if you have a better option which is still safe and covers our requirements by all means we can discuss further.

Division – Premier

  • Montrose – Balcony next to 300club – dedicated position.

  • Blackburn – Hill just up from Scoreboard for power or TBA Platform on Western wing (power available from canteen or over canteen to main rooms.)

  • South Croydon – “The Hill” – marquee has always been in place next to the toasty warm spit…Power run up from clubroom.

  • Noble Park – Members balcony, Power on balcony.

  • Norwood – Balcony, Power from inside.

  • Balwyn – Balcony, power from inside behind scoreboard.

  • North Ringwood – TBA – Hill near playground has been used in the past, but no power available – if new to this ground, call Leigh to confirm.

  • Rowville – Grandstand – open section in between rows of seats, power overhead – make sure you are Beside the Poles, not behind them.

  • Doncaster – When power needed or poor weather – behind glass inside club-room, otherwise Western Wing is also ok.

  • Vermont – Need to provide some elevation such as within the upper coaches box or just inside the rooms (when no function on.) – Alternative might be Far wing under scoreboard with power from scoreboard?

Division 1

  • East Ringwood – Balcony, power from inside (New balcony in use yet?)

  • Knox – Cutaway in-between seats in grandstand – power overhead.

  • Mooroolbark – Long power cable into the Scoreboard and film from the hill – marquee as necessary. (need 50m of Power for best positioning.)

  • Croydon – Balcony – power just inside sliding door to balcony.

  • Bayswater – Central to balcony, if/when power is required it can be taken from inside the south east clubroom window (behind stage.) and run along the front of the balcony.

  • Park Orchards – Filming from just under pavilion roof – with power from inside club-room – run just under roof, or over path with matting.

  • Doncaster East – Southern side of clubroom, next to fence surrounding gas-main – power from just inside southern exit door. (care taken to not cut cable and reduce thoroughfare through door.)

  • Lilydale – Filming from grandstand, Power from Umpires room below.

  • Upper FernTree Gully – Inside in Southwest corner of club house behind glass. Or in scoreboard.

  • Wantirna South – Scoreboard has proven not to be sufficient for good view – best to run on battery from Wing opposite scoreboard, at ground level.

Division 2

  • Mulgrave – Scoreboard? Or an elevated Ute next to the Ambulance zone?

  • Heathmont   – Likely on fenceline elevated in ute usually – power from the Bar.

  • Mitcham – Grandstand, with power from media/coaches box – position Besides Upright grandstand poles, not Behind them.

  • Boronia – Scoreboard for power and elevation, or on Western wing – elevated on Ute if possible.

  • Ringwood – up the back of the grand-stand, power from timekeepers box.

  • Scoresby  – Opposite side to club-house to avoid traffic – no power available.

  • Templestowe – Balcony area in front of change rooms for Power and some elevation – if no power needed, then opposite (Eastern wing) up on the hill.

  • The Basin – Flat area next to club house in Forward pocket for power and elevation, no power to interchange/coaches box.

Division 3

  • Chirnside Park – Eastern wing – power not easily available due to traffic – scoreboard inappropriate.

  • Donvale – Eastern wing on hill – or Near tree next to Clubhouse if requiring Power (from canteen)

  • Ferntree Gully – Clubroom – central window area, power available, otherwise grandstand area.

  • Waverley Blues – Club have purchased a large Scaffold – they require a short Working at Heights induction prior to using, so get to ground a little earlier – also make sure you have watched the links at the top of this page.

  • Warrandyte  – TBA – in front of club-house, power from clubroom ?

  • Glen Waverley – Grandstand at the back – Power from time-keepers box.

  • Whitehorse – raised area in front of club-house, power from inside clubroom or canteen.

  • South Belgrave  – Eastern wing – unsure if power is available from scoreboard here, but the area is elevated.

Division 4

  • Kilsyth – Inside Scoreboard - power is available by Generator, and in 2020 will have power.

  • Nunawading – TBA – East Wing of either ground – No power to either.

  • Silvan – Grand-stand – East(right) corner, power is available overhead on one of the pillars.

  • Surrey Park  – balcony area in front of doors next to canteen.  Power available through doors into social room.

  • Croydon Nth MLOC – In social area – raised seating, or Northern Wing close to playground gives some elevation.

  • Coldstream – in between coaches boxes elevation required – power across from clubroom if safe.

  • East Burwood – Ramp up to club room, power from just inside the door in this area – this is a traffic area, so may require some bollards to warn patrons, also keep cabling tidy and out of the way.  There will be bouncing from people walking up the ramp…you get used to it eventually, keeping wider frames as we require anyway will help to avoid it affecting the vision too much.

  • Fair Park – Eastern Wing – need elevation, power from BBQ shed, but needs a long run and needs to be elevated.

  • Forest Hill – Scoreboard or raised section to West of clubhouse.

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