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
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. 
Finding aliens, and community, in Hong Kong
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.
Is Bruce Lee the father of mixed martial arts?
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.
Who dares to use Huawei?
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.
The tulips and windmills of… China?
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.
Getting ASMR tingles from slurping up noodles
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.
Hong Kong’s surfing grandma
‘Because here is freedom’: why Chinese tourists love Thailand
Chinese tourists are pouring into Pattaya, one of Thailand's biggest tourist towns.  Pattaya is known for its red-light district and bars, but it’s becoming increasingly popular with tourists of all kinds from China. They’re becoming one of the biggest revenue sources for the whole of Thailand's tourism industry. A tour boat accident in Phuket in 2018, which lead to the death of 47 Chinese tourists, lead to a drop in tourism across Thailand. But now, almost a full year later, the tourists are back and flooding into Pattaya once more.
‘Because here is freedom’: why Chinese tourists love Thailand
Meet Hong Kong’s first Indian social worker
Jeffrey Andrews is the first Hongkonger with Indian roots to become a qualified registered social worker in the city. Andrews says he decided to serve his community out of frustration about his experiences with discrimination, and his first-hand look at how ethnic minorities are treated in Hong Kong despite its claim to be a global city. A decade into his career, Andrews remains a proud Hongkonger, using his fluent Cantonese and unique perspective to work with refugees from the Christian Action drop-in center based in the city’s notorious Chungking Mansions. The warren of shops, cheap guesthouses and eateries is where Andrews used to mingle with gang members in his wilder years growing up in
Meet Hong Kong’s first Indian social worker