Yup, 1) works. A few taps on the filter with a sharp screw driver and a funnel placed below the hole just made. Then just wait a minute or two before unscrewing the filter. No spillage.1) Poke hole in filter with a screw driver - just takes a couple light taps. Drain.
2) Aluminum foil
3) Smile at how clean of an oil change you just did...