“Umami”: the fifth taste, standing for the sensory realm of the savory. A man rediscovers his memories through classic Japanese dishes. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty; all can turn into “madeleines de Proust”. But what about umami? The restaurant in which the protagonist eats slowly turns to be darker than expected.
We worked on the preproduction and the pre-animation on this project, from 3D characters, table and food plates rendering to credits. This was indeed a challenge, since taste does not translate easily into pictures. But VR certainly helps!