YouTube, a video-sharing platform, is the second most visited website in the world. At the forefront of online entertainment, many kids grow up aspiring to be like the online video producers known as “YouTubers”. Ukiah High Sophomore, Basia L’heureux, is one of these content creators posting videos to the platform.
L’Heureux, now 16, says she began her YouTube channel in middle school, drawing inspiration from her sisters and other YouTubers. She described having grown up around film, as her sisters often made movies, as inspiring. Having started as early as 13, her YouTube channel (Best Of Beige) has a subscriber count of almost 1,000 with some videos reaching over 40,000 views.
L’Heureux has planned, recorded, edited, and uploaded over 200 videos to YouTube. From video blogs to baking, trending challenges to playlists, L’heureux explores the vast world of vlogging culture. While L’Heureux’s body of work is extensive her favorite videos to produce are those made alongside her sisters and friends, specifically her “day in the life” features. The content found on her channel covers familiar aspects of life in a new light and different point of view, giving an interesting look into the life of one wildcat. L’Heureux currently uploads videos regularly and says she sees herself continuing to upload videos throughout highschool and possibly through college.
When asked if there was anything else she would like the share, L’Heureux ended on one sentence, “If anyone wants to start a YouTube channel or try something new, GO FOR IT!”