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Eastern Football Netball 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:

  • Or Officeworks link is: – currently theirs is $114, or $99 at MSY.
    A little more value for money might even be this: 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 – .) 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
•    Doncaster East – Northern side of Club rooms - either in the corner just above the steps as long as you can avoid the Light pole - or at ground level in between the Light pole and the Goals at that end.
•    Blackburn – Southern end of the ground in Forward pocket on the raised mezzanine, or closer to the Old Scoreboard on flat area
•    South Croydon – “The Hill” – marquee has always been in place next to the toasty warm spit
•    Noble Park – Members balcony, Power on balcony, Disable audio for the game.
•    Norwood – Balcony
•    Balwyn – Balcony
•    Rowville – Grandstand – open section in between rows of seats, make sure you are Beside the Poles, not behind them.
•    Vermont – Under the cover situated on the North Eastern forward pocket (canterbury road side.)
•    Berwick - To the Left of the Club rooms at the end of the balcony area or in bad weather just in the undercover area.
•    East Ringwood – Balcony of OLD Clubrooms (building closest to Moutnain Highway  - Entry via Rear Stairs)
Division 1
•    Mooroolbark – Western Wing elevated area in front of car parking
•    Mitcham – Grandstand, position Besides Upright grandstand poles, not Behind them, Northern end of grandstand is best (to avoid the corner of the New clubrooms)
•    Bayswater – Central to balcony
•    Park Orchards – Filming from just under pavilion roof
•    Montrose – Balcony next to 300club – dedicated position
•    North Ringwood – On the Concreted area on the Clubroom side, but to the Northern side of the ground itself (closer to carpark exit) - from right up close to the fence almost where there is a Gate which goes onto the ground near the 50m arc.  If the Crowd numbers are Low – you can also use the Hill of the Playground for elevation.
•    Doncaster – Elevated position near the toilet block, or on the wing.  Alternatively behind glass inside club-room if it is Wet and raining.
•    Beaconsfield - Balcony (right hand side when facing the ground.)
•    Wantirna South – Northern Wing up on the hill (closest to KnoxField shopping centre.)
•    South Belgrave  – Eastern wing near scoreboard, or just north of there - closer to the Community building to avoid Sunlight on Non overcast days.

Division 2

  • Mulgrave – Raised area of Clubrooms - make sure no flags in the way, otherwise Ground level.

  • Heathmont   – On Balcony - Southern end

  • Boronia – on Western wing – elevated on Ute if possible (sometimes they will provide one ongoing.)

  • Ringwood – Balcony - Southern end (towards Aquanation)

  • 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, Filming is also ok from the Top of the Coaches box, however there is no power and it is preferred if No audio is taken as the Coaches use it as well.

  • Croydon – Balcony - Power available - poles here may require to you to make sure Tripod is hard up to the railing to avoid the poles.

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

  • Waverley Blues – Eastern Wing - or raised area in front of Canteen for some shelter. – Ramp up to club room, power from just inside the door in this area – this is a high traffic area, so may require some bollards to warn patrons, also keep cabling tidy and out of the way.

  • East Burwood - On Corner section of Ramp going up to the Clubrooms.  You may suffer some bouncing when people walk up and down.  Make sure to tuck into the corner so people have access inside.

Division 3

  • Fair Park – Eastern Wing – need elevation

  • Donvale – Eastern wing on hill – or near the toilet block which is more elevated, but in the 50m arc.  Power is available overhead at the corner of the Building.

  • Ferntree Gully – Clubroom when inside upstairs to go the Far left Corner, Window opens and Normal Tripod can be situated with 2 legs on the Roofing outside the window, with 3rd leg inside.

  • Warrandyte  – On Balcony next to the BBQ Tent.

  • 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.

  • Upper FernTree Gully – In scoreboard facing the clubrooms - power available. Need to adjust tripod legs to enable camera to sit with axis level to the Window sill in order to see past the window frame.  If using a Tripod with bottom spreader use Sandbag or weight to hold rear leg flat and compensate for camera weight of forward of COG.

  • Coldstream – in between coaches boxes elevation required

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

  • Oakleigh District - TBA - Wing most likely on Clubroom side

Division 4

  • Kilsyth – Inside Scoreboard - power is available - same as FTG, tripod legs Outside onto roofing outside.  New Clubrooms may offer vision from Northern outside balcony section - but some of the ground Close to the clubhouse is cut off by the Roof.

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

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

  • Scoresby  – Behind Brick enclosure which used to be the Old Coaches box (almost in front of the Telstra tower.)

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

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

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

Payments for “Private” games – Information on application

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