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Teen helps New Horizons residents ‘Shake It Off’

Doug Huynh, a Woburn High School junior, directed the video where New Horizons residents lip-synched along to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
Doug Huynh, a Woburn High School junior, directed the video where New Horizons residents lip-synched along to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
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Sometimes, the folks at New Horizons in Woburn just don’t act their age. Wednesday was one of those days. A year after shooting a video in which they lip-synched along to the Carly Rae Jepsen hit “Call Me Maybe,” residents of the assisted-living community were at it again, this time shooting a video of themselves lip-synching Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” The would-be video stars were directed by 17-year-old Doug Huynh, a Woburn High School junior who also helped the oldsters shoot last year’s vid. (Though not quite viral, the first video has been viewed nearly 1,000 times.) “They had an amazing time,” he told us after Wednesday’s taping. “Some of them had heard of Taylor Swift, but they didn’t know the song.” And are they fans? “They said it was way too fast,” said Huynh. “Some of them are more into, like, jazz.”