Yes, Waltham. The city best known for its old watch factory has an enclave of filmmakers and camera crews clustered around its downtown shopping district. As the latest addition to Waltham's quiet, bustling movie-making scene, Boston University opened its Center for the Digital Imaging Arts on Moody Street, the city's main drag, better known for its more visible storefronts, restaurants, and ethnic markets.
"Our building is filled with independent filmmakers. There's a wonderful little community here, a very creative community," said Bob Daniels, executive director for the Boston University facility at 282 Moody St., the same building that houses Uncommon Productions, Mystic River Films, and Moody Street Pictures.
Several film and photography places surround the school: Headquarters for the Filmmakers Collaborative, a nonprofit association of Boston-based documentary filmmakers, is located nearby at 397 Moody St.; the Panopticon photo gallery at 435 Moody St.; the Embassy Theatre is two blocks away; veteran children's television host Rex Trailer runs a TV studio at Moody and Main streets; and a cluster of independent film companies occupies 282 Moody St.