Claudia Hinterseer

Claudia Hinterseer

Senior Video Producer

Claudia is a contributor to Inkstone. She is a senior video producer at the South China Morning Post. She is the founder of NOOR, a documentary photo agency and foundation.

Location
Hong Kong
Language spoken
English, Spanish, French, Dutch
Areas of Expertise
Video production, documentary photography
Who is North Korea’s Kim Yo-jong?
On June 16, 2020, an inter-Korean liaison office was demolished in North Korea after Kim Yo-jong said it was “useless” and would soon be seen "completely collapsed.” Many were intrigued by the high-profile remarks from the only sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who is emerging as an apparent close ally and even a potential heir to her brother’s leadership role.
Getting home for Lunar New Year
It is the 2020 Lunar New Year holiday, and 11-year-old Xiaoxiao and her little brother are at home with their grandparents in a remote part of central China. They are anxiously waiting for the Spring Festival reunion dinner when their parents return from their jobs in southern Guangdong province. Like hundreds of millions of rural migrant workers in China, Chen and Liu travel home only once a year. The travel rush over the holiday period, which lasts up to 40 days, is considered the largest annual human migration in the world.
Finding aliens, and community, in Hong Kong
What would be a more terrifying fact? That we are surrounded by innumerous extraterrestrial civilizations? Or that we are completely alone?  In Hong Kong and Macau, a community of UFO enthusiasts are convinced there is something out there. We talk with experts Cheuk Fei and Osiris So to learn more about the community, and the differences between them and their Western counterparts. 
Is Bruce Lee the father of mixed martial arts?
Bruce Lee wasn't just an actor and kungfu master, he founded his own hybrid philosophy of martial arts called Jeet Kune Do. Tragically, Lee died in Hong Kong at the age of 32 from cerebral edema on July 20, 1973, the same year his film Enter the Dragon was released posthumously.  The action film would go on to become a smash box-office hit that sparked worldwide interest in martial arts.  Following Lee’s death, combat sports grew in popularity around the world. While most people credit the US with inventing mixed martial arts, a growing number of Lee's fans are supporting the claim that Bruce Lee is the true creator of MMA.
Who dares to use Huawei?
The United States has threatened to stop sharing intelligence with any nation using Huawei equipment in their 5G infrastructure. Washington has warned that Huawei poses a national security threat to the US. American intelligence agencies have alleged that allowing the Chinese company to be part of the country’s telecommunications networks would enable Beijing to spy on the US. But that hasn’t prevented all countries from signing deals with Huawei to have the company supply 5G gear. Watch the video above to find out more.
The tulips and windmills of… China?
Vast seas of flowers reminiscent of the Dutch countryside are blooming in China’s eastern Jiangsu and southeastern Anhui provinces. Add a few windmills to the backdrop, and you could be right in the Netherlands – and China’s tourists agree. Check out our video, above, for more.
Getting ASMR tingles from slurping up noodles
Nineteen-year-old Martin Kuok admits it’s hard to describe why he likes to watch and hear people eat. “It’s a feeling,” is about all he can say. For years, he’s been falling asleep to videos of people eating, productions which emphasize sounds that can create what’s become knowns as autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. Last year, he decided to start creating his own ASMR videos from his home in Hong Kong, which give some people “the tingles” as they watch and listen to him eat.
Hong Kong’s surfing grandma
Hong Kong-born Wilma Komala was already in her 40s when she started surfing – and that was more than 20 years ago. She fell for the sport and its laid-back lifestyle so much that she moved to the city’s beachside village of Big Wave Bay. Today, the grandmother can be found riding the waves most weekdays. Wilma says that while Hong Kong may not have the best waves in the world, it’s enough to keep her happy – and it’s home.