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Some Russian friends are involved in making a documentary on the flight of Yuri Gagarin, at 4k resolution! Including IMAX format!
Here's the facebook page:
They have access to the original footage (!) and have already scanned that at super high resolution - the detail is not that great in the original, but I guess it helps with the cleaning and restoration.
The CGI models to rather impressive to me, they are being developed here: http://gagarin3d.ru/
With what I think of as the typical Russian CAD type approach to this, they seem to be modeling right down to individual screw heads.
Working team page is here, (Can't check it as I avoid Facebook and am not registered)
While the team is Russian dominated, they are an international bunch, and plan on producing versions in Russian, English, German, Greek and Mandarin Chinese. Many have good English, and in my experience the rest are tolerant of Google Translate!
These guys are serious about the project, and have the skills to pull it off, but they are looking for other to join the team.
Heavy use is being made of Lightwave!