Mike Kobal

December 17, 2009

New York City Sounds: Saw Lady: Canon EOS 7D, 1080/24p

NYC Sounds: LIVE Saw Lady: Canon Eos 7D, 1080/24p from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Knowing there was a good chance the Saw Lady would be playing today, I grabbed my gear and headed towards Grand Central Station. I could hear her play long before I spotted her. Please let me introduce you to the Saw Lady. The Instrument is based on a large logging saw, despite her peaceful appearance the NYC Police slammed her with a $150 fine and she had to have the teeth removed from the blade. She insists it does not effect the sound, visually of course, I would have preferred a real saw! Shot handheld, Canon 7D, 17-40mm, Iso 1600, Sennheiser MKE400. Merry Christmas! If you find this information helpful, please consider helping me maintaining this blog by purchasing your gear through my product links to B&H. It will cost you nothing and allows me to keep adding! Thank you.

Filed under: City Life — mike.kobal @ 7:47 pm


  1. Mike – you work so fast!!! I can’t believe the video is already on line!
    I love your work – I think it came out great. I especially like the shot from behind me, so people can see what I see when I play. I also like the shot from behind/above and I like how you ended the clip, too :)
    I am very happy with it. I hope you are, too.
    Merry Christmas!
    Looking forward to your roof in the summer – with a saw that has teeth :)

    Comment by Saw Lady — December 17, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

  2. That was too sweet! Thanks Mike. I check everyday to find a new film from you. I love your work.

    Comment by Roger Bloemers — December 17, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

  3. Incredible video there

    Comment by roentarre — December 18, 2009 @ 7:04 am

  4. Lovely!

    Comment by Max (The Drunken Severed Head) — December 19, 2009 @ 6:08 am

  5. Very nice.


    Comment by Steve Crutchfield — December 19, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

  6. Great project!! Very cool!!

    Comment by GT — December 21, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

  7. Great Video and just Awesome saw playing by Natalia Paruz-sawlady! All the best!

    Comment by daphne — January 12, 2010 @ 4:00 am

  8. This is a great clip and gosh the music is heart felt.

    Comment by Michelle — January 12, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

  9. thanks guys

    Comment by mike.kobal — February 8, 2010 @ 11:47 am

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