I used to be a big Smallville fan, and this effect will be my next tutorial. Was it you that requested it from me?
You know this effect can also be used for Star Trek phaser.
That's what I thought when I was his sample. Here is what I did for the last Hitfilm competition...It's just a really fast particle effect with a glow.
Nice effect, i have tryed to do the effect in hitfilm, but i carnt get it right, i have no idea lol