Tuesday, April 18, 2017

How to download and watch on iPhone and iPad

Hey guys,

We wanted to let you know that it is possible for you to download and view the shows if you have an iPhone or iPad as your primary internet device.

Apple does not support downloading, saving and then viewing videos from the internet to your iOS devices. But thankfully there are a number of Apps on the App store that you can download to get around this.

Download the App called Media Tap here

The App has a browser built in that allows you to download the videos to your iOS devices. From there you can view the videos in the Media Tapp app or you can even export them to your camera roll on your iPad or iPhone.

If you need any help, just email us at splathq@gmail.com and we will talk you through the process.



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Reader Review: Marc's Messy Fate

Here is a reader review from our latest show, Marc's Messy Fate!

Hi SplatHQ,

Just wanted to pass on my regards for a wonderful new show.
I really enjoyed Marc and his show was a whole lot of fun.
The gungings were brilliant, the quizzes were hilarious to watch and his reactions were so funny,
some of the best I've seen on Splat Show over the years.
I hope you get Marc back for more shows in the future - 
and it would be nice to have some messy feet fun with him too!

The show is going from strength to strength and I am loving the new models lately.
If you'd like any suggestions for future content or shows let me know!

Thanks again and all the best!




Thursday, February 09, 2017

Aiden's Pre-shoot Text Interview

We are kicking off season 15 by shooting with many new faces, we are shooting with semi-semi-profressinal footballer and model Aiden on 10th Feb.





Here is his interview that he kindly agreed to take part in before this shoot.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? 

I am a down to earth, energetic person that doesn’t take themselves too seriously! Although can be professional and extremely competitive when I need to be, as I am a semi-professional footballer and a full time model.



What other modelling or appearance jobs have you done? 

I have done a variety of different clothing brands but most recently doing shoots for ASOS marketplace! Along with this I have done underwear, catwalk, bridal and location shoots.



Why did you want to appear on the website and show? 

When I got approached it looked like lots of fun and something I would love to do!!



Why do you think people would like to see you on the show? 

Because I am a normal down to earth lad, that just happens to be a footballer and a model!! So they wouldn’t be getting anyone stuck up themselves, and would be getting somebody who can have a laugh and doesn’t mind being laughed at!!



There is a part in the shoot where we reveal if you have been voted into the Gunge Tank via the viewers in a vote. Why do you think people would vote you into the Gunge Tank? 

Because they would want to mess my hair up!! and maybe want to see me with my top off (I don’t know haha)



Why should we not Gunge you? 

I think you should!



Any reason why we should gunge you? 

Because I’ve always wanted to be gunged since watching get your own back from a young age!



Do you remember any messy shows from your past. Such as TV shows? 
I fondly remember Get Your Own back, Fun House and loved Noel's Gunge Tanks so cannot wait to be on the Splat! Show.




If you could see anyone in the Gunge Tank who would it be and why? 

My best mate dan!! Because it would be hilarious and he would probably end up falling over or something!! Or David Beckham as he is my hero haha



If you could pick the colour of the Gunge in a game what would it be and why? 

RED – for Manchester United

Stay tuned to Splat! HQ, our social channels and here on the blog for all the latest from season 15 and beyond.





Sunday, February 05, 2017

A Rough Patch - An Update

Hey Guys,

I want to give you all an update regarding the Matt and David shoots that were due to film this past week. Both of the models pulled out of their shoots. David gave us two days notice and Matt only gave us a HOUR notice before being a no show.

After this disaster, things need to change. The pre-shoots are now dead in their current form. We cannot keep letting viewers who order the pre-shoots down. We placed too much faith and trust in the models to keep to their side of the deal. The pre-shoots are essential for us since they help us fund the shoots. So what are we going to do?

The pre-shoots will change into special videos that will be released and available for a limited time. The difference here is that they will be filmed and ready to go before any viewer places an order. They will also get the videos straight away. In many ways you could argue that this is what we should of been doing anyway. This also ensures viewers know exactly what they are buying into. The downside for us on a business side is that we will have to bear the costs of the shoots upfront but that's a price worth taking if it protects the viewers from situations like the Matt and David shoots.

The Gunge Tank votes will also change too. Here the model will change from pay to vote to free to vote. This means everyone can vote. As no money is being taken at this stage, if a model drops out we can reset the vote and add a replacement if time permits. The video of the vote result including the Gunge Tank Escape will then be available to buy on the site for a limited time. This also means that if the model you voted for does not get Gunged in the vote or the escape then you have the choice to buy or not.

We hope these changes will protect the viewers from what has happened this past week and we hope these changes work out better for us too.

I want to thank everyone who has placed a pre-shoot and Gunge Tank vote for Matt and David for being so understanding as we deal with the fallout from their lack of professionalism.

We will be contacting all pre-shoot and Gunge Tank vote viewers today.

Also we will be updating the site later tonight with the first new Gunge Tank vote!

Thank you,

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Splat! Honoured at The Gunge Awards

Twitter personality Gunge King has just announced his annual Gunge Awards for 2016. The Gunge Awards are awards handed out by Gunge King to websites and personailties he feels deserves recognition over the past 12 months.

We have been honoured by being awarded the following awards:







THANK YOU GUNGEKING!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Interview with Pete Prt 2

Here is the second and final part of the interview with Pete that took place towards the end of season 14 production.

So you have nearly finished the year and season 14 of the show. What are you feeling at this moment?

"I am feeling pretty happy. It's no secret that I have found this season and year tough. I have been very vocal about how I have been feeling recently on Twitter. Twitter is a great tool but sometimes I do rant on there about stuff that I should not say. Some people who are fans of the site and who are close friends sometimes message me to stop posting my thoughts on there but I just can't help it sometimes. I feel it's only right that people who follow the show understand how I am feeling sometimes. Thankfully the feedback from these messages has always been positive. But yes, I am feeling pretty happy. We have about three shoots to go before we wrap up season 14 production"

You have said you are taking a short break from filming. Why is this and how long is the break?

"Yeah, I announced that I would be taking a break from filming new material for a while because I needed a break. A break from shooting, and by the time this interview is published I am probably about to start season 15 production. I plan to take November and December off shooting new material. But we will have new releases coming out while I am on the break so there won't be a pause in new releases. But basically I just needed a break and work on other things in my life. Of course I am still working on the site and the other business side of things, that does not stop. I am just taking a break from the most intensive part. The shoots"

What do you enjoy the most about the shoots?

"It's crazy to say this, because quite frankly I am a shy guy, but I guess it's meeting a new model. When we cast a model we really don't know if they are going to be any good until they turn up at HQ and start shooting. It is a thill to meet someone who knows what they are going to be doing, turn up and then have a good time. Thankfully every model I have worked with so far has been great. I would say David Lundy from this year was a total surprise for me. His profile was very model like and I was expecting him to have this massive ego, but as it turned out, he is the nicest guy you could ever want to meet and he loved getting Gunged! So much so he is coming back in season 15 and I cannot wait!"

What do you enjoy the least about the shoots?

"I think anyone who knows me and the site already knows the answer to this, the clean ups. Enough said really"

What can we look forward to next year?

"Well I have some big plans but I don't want to reveal them yet. I am always getting told off by people for saying something and then not doing it, so I think I will just let people wait and see. It will be worth the wait and the reveals should be more exciting too!"

END



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

End of 2016 Message

Hey guys Pete here,

Wow! What a year it has been for the site and for me personally. If you have been following everything we have done this year you will know that I have struggled a few times during production. Well I made it to the end of the year and I am now coming to the end of a two month production break and it's just what I needed.

During my break I have been making plans for season 15, using what we have learned from this season we hope you are all looking forward to the next season of the show.

Season 14 brought a massive change and challenge to the show. The Gunge tank finally arrived. Many thought it would not happen and even we thought it might not happen too. With the help of Ash (download his latest show here) we was able to get the tank ready for the launch of season 14. The thing was, shooting with the Gunge Tank turned the whole production of the shoots upside down. We had this massive thing, it took ages to put up and filling the tank with gunge was a new challenge. This was no inflatable pool. So when time came to shoot our first season 14 show with Simon I basically had to learn on the go.

When we first released the first season 14 shows with the tank, it made all the hard work to get the tank ready and work out how to shoot with the tank worth while. This year we have received more positive feedback regarding the shows than we have done so since season 2. It kind of made the hell of clean up almost worthwhile, almost!

This year we tried to get more new faces on the show and the ones we persuaded to come on were fantastic.  The new ones that took up our offer were great to work with. I want to take this opportunity to thank all our new models who I have worked with this year for giving us a chance and coming on the show. It was a pleasure to work with you all and I hope to work with you all again in the future.

OUR BIGGEST THANK YOU is to our fans. We can only produce new shows because you guys buy the shows and support us. We are here because of you. It really is as simple as that. It's no secret anymore that the shows are expensive to produce so when we get a sale from you we are incredibly grateful. I can't wait to see where we go next season and I hope you will continue to support us. We do what we do because of the support.

Thank you to viewers and fans who have taken part in private shoots this year. It was a great pleasure to meet many of you and make your dreams come true! I hope to meet many more of you in the Gunge Tank next year.

A special thank you, I want to thank Jon. Jon has a great run with Splat! over the past few years and I want to thank him for being one of the best models I have ever had to pleasure to work with. He does everything that I would ask and he has been able to save a few shoots from disaster this season. Thank you Jon, season 14 was your season and I know many fans still enjoy your content. Thank you Jon!


Finally, I want to wish all our fans and viewers a very Merry Christmas and great new year. See you next year for season 15 (and our fantastic season 14 finale with Simon. It's a classic!)

Love always,

Pete



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Interview With Pete Part 1

Hey guys,

With the end of season 14 production of the Splat! Show now complete. Pete, the founder and director of the site sat down with a interview with Ash. The interview was not filmed but here is a transcript of the interview. We hope you find the interview informative and we hope it gives you more insight into the workings behind the show!

When you look back over the past ten years, how do you feel?

"When I look back, it's hard to believe what has happened, the show, the brand and the support. It's one of those pinch yourselves moments. When I started the show with Rob I would of not believed that the show would still be in production to this day. Even more, it's grown into something that I've had trouble managing, so much so over the past two years since I started taking full control over production"

Yes, can you tell us more about how that came about?

"Well I've said before that I was not completely happy with the direction of the show when Charlie took over the shows after season two. But, it's important for me to stress that, while I was not entirely happy with the direction of the show during seasons 3-10, I am immensely grateful to Charlie for stepping in to provide a production area. The content that Charlie produced is great, but the theme of the show and the direction lost it's way after the fantastic second season. I know that many of the fans enjoyed the show during Charlie's tenure as show director. The sales were robust but I would get feedback from viewers and many were not happy. It's important to state that I was never present at the shoots while Charlie was shooting. I would of course give directions before the shoots and Charlie did his best, and I was pleased when I reviewed the footage after retiring home after the clean ups but I knew that this was not what could of been"

As I've said. Charlie and the shows he directed have his place and they are a part of our history. I am thankful, and always will be for the lifeline he gave us. Afterall, if Charlie did not come forward to offer a place to film, the show would of been cancelled after the second season"

Many feel that the second season of the show was the best until season 14. Was the second season your template for the shows you have produced in season 13-14?

"Actually, I see the first and second season as our best until recently. They were the original format for the show and the shows that were shot followed the brief. Basically a gameshow that you would of watched on TV but with a model taking part. After the second season we lost the Gunge Tank and the tone of the shows changed. It was a pretty stark contrast if you watch season one and two then move on to the third season. Sadly, the first Gunge Tank was destroyed in the move from the second to the third season. I would say the tone moved away from the actual show format to the model. We focused on the model more. That was a mistake. Ive learnnt since that the show makes the model. Well, to a certain degree. I think we can all agree, we want to to see the best looking person taking part. But I think you would be surprised by one of the top selling season one show. Yes, Lee's Splat! Show from the first season is the biggest selling show of the season. By a wide margin, and Lee is not your typical buff model"

Can you tell us how you became the director and of the shows from season 12 present?

"Yes, not many people know this but towards the end of season 11 I was actually present at the shoots that were shot at Charlie's location. This was the first time I actually worked on the shoots apart from the Ally (Ash) shoots that took place. I shot with Jack Mason and Dan B. Charlie informed me he would be moving in the next year or so and I thought what would be the next step. As it happens, I was about to move into my own place and after wrapping up the shoots with Charlie I was thinking about taking on the shoots myself. To be honest, I was thinking about ending production of the shows after Charlie pulled out but the show was still suffesull and I know I wanted to do more, so I took the decision to carry on the shows myself"

How did you feel?

"Nervous. Very nervous. I remember the shoots I had done with Jack Mason and Dan B. Before they arrived, I was a nervous wreck, especially with Dan B who was a minor celebrity. But after they arrived I just got on with it really. I knew what I wanted to do, what direction I want to take the shoots in. I also knew that I could not just shift gear and start producing new shows. Many people think these shoots are easy, but let me tell you, they are not. So I followed the rule that Charlie did. I had a pool and then did some games. The first shoot I did fro season 12 was the Danny skater show, and lets just say it was ok. I had to learn on the go. The lighting was awful, we shot in a bathroom. The only good thing was that we had a great model. Then Jon happened and then things started to blow up. I started to foster a great relationship with the models, something that I feel is important"

Let's talk about the Gunge Tank

"Ah yes, the Gunge Tank. This was at my number one of things to do on my lift after I took control of production. I started a Gunge Tank fund for viewers to help support the creation. Here is the thing, I am sure there are many people out there that think we make a huge profit. Well, let me tell you, we don't! During the course of season 3-11 we were "lucky" if we broke even. Yes, there was the odd shoot that would turn profit but that would support other shoots that made a loss. With Splat! we don't just pay for the shoots and everything that comes with it.  The model fee, a model worth anything won't work for less than £200 plus expenses, then you have the gunge for a shoot which runs close to £200 and then you have the clean up expenses of £20 and thats not even mentioning the running costs of the actual site! The annual running costs on the site and admin of things runs close to over a grand!  Anyway, so we wanted a new Gunge Tank and we only could get one with the support of the viewers who donated. Season 14 was the first season with the Gunge Tank, and while some may say it's boring. The figures speak for themselves. We are on course for record breaking sales this year. Thats sales, not profit mind you"

Can you tell us what challenges you have to face, business wise?

"Oh, yeah thats another area that many people don't think about. When we first started out the internet was young. Broadband was not as widespread, there was no red tape and actually I was a little blind to the challenges we faced. Since then things have become more complex, actually a lot more complex. I spend most of my free time, while still holding down another full time Job, dealing with the paperwork. It's not just filming new shows and that's the job done. I have to deal with complex tax codes, not just UK tax, but I have to make sure the business is compliant with tax regulations worldwide. For example, I have to record quarterly VAT Tax reports to EVERY European country. If I did not do this,  and I know for a fact that other sites DO NOT DO THIS, and trust me, there are currently some active campaigns being run by many countries to weed out non compliant clients which include jail time and unlimited fines, then we would breaking the law. I also have to deal with UK law which has some of the most complex digital tax laws in the world, model release forms and other such things. My time is mostly spent dealing with red tape and staying compliant to the laws and not time on actual shoots"

Wow, whats kept you going?

"What's kept me going, apart from the support? The fans. At every shoot they are alway at the forefront of my thoughts. This show has nearly killed me. Actually, thats wrong, the show hasn't nearly killed me, it's the whole package. I am not sure how long the show will show will stay in active production but I know I've given it my all.


Part two coming soon...