When exploring the technological possibilities of visual/audio recording equipment and their relationships to human perspective, the presence of time illusion became prevalent in the conversation between composing a visual work and a viewer’s reading of the work. When composing a work these illusions can be manipulated to express an emotion or tell a story and simultaneously the same illusions may be experienced by a viewer without intent. By manipulating the process of a mini DV camera recording images and sound by synchronizing time on the tape and how the time-stamped tape is compiled into digital media I wanted to explore these relationships while increasing the possibility for the illusionary experience. In a contemporary conversation amidst trends in tutorial videos and freedom of information-based learning I wanted to address the possibility of these machine generated illusion’s (whether intended or not) ability to affect the learning process or perception of learning in general. When considering recent terms like “synthesized learning” and “synthesized experience” I chose a cooking recipe for subject matter that could be experienced through the manipulation of the time stamp and be mentally rearranged in a preconceived context to a viewer whom had the “real world” experience of the subject matter. Here we have one experience where any viewer receives the same information and imagery but may not have the ability to recreate the recipe without the existence of procedural cooking experience. This difference in viewer experiences draws to the forefront the conversation of trending modern perspective that equates hours video or internet research with the same value of years of professional experience.