I second the big pan comment. Changed mine for the first time Thursday and put the pan directly under the plug. Almost missed the pan edge.
I use (bottom to top: )
a) large (4x4 foot) piece of cardboard to soak up the inevitable oil burps
b) a large oil oil drip pan, the flat square type that goes under incontinent cars
c) a large oil pan with a piece of hardware cloth (the square hole galvanized wire screen) over the top so I don't have to fish for the oil plug and/or have the oil filter do a double somersault before going for a splashy finish in the oil pan
d) a 17mm socket with an extension
e) put aluminum foil over pipes, make drip ends in the foil. remove plug with a rag over the oil plug to minimize oil spurts. let the oil drip out for an hour or two
f) remove the oil filter with a socket-type fluted filter removal tool
g) let the filter drip for a half hour
h) CAREFULLY measure the amount of oil going in
i) replace filter: USE A TORQUE WRENCH!
j) replace plug: replace the washer (some do, some don't,) USE A TORQUE WRENCH! pour oil in using a plastic funnel
k) remove oil pan
l) start engine, check for leaks
m) have a beer
n) check oil level after an hour or so. It should be middle of the oil glass level