I was wondering if you guys could tell me/help me recreate the light beam in this video :
Its the one in the middle at the start, with the "i" in the middle. I tried using the spot light effect but it didnt work out, i think the main diffuculty is having it in 3D so that when the camera rotates around it looks cylindrical, if you know what i mean.
I think its a simple animation of flares with alpha channle. Animate some flares moving vertically with transparent BG and them precomp them all. Apply CC Cyllinder Effect on the precomp and creat new camera. You can then rotate the Cyllinder using the Cameea Controllers. For creating Flares search for Video Copilot Optical Flares. It is one of the best bundle of different flares.
3D and Motion Graphics Artist