I started this question in Premiere, but am now thinking that perhaps I should take advantage of the additional color correction tools in CS5 After Effects.....
If any one is interested in helping me do this in AE CS5, here is a copy and paste of the question from the above link:
I have two clips that I need to color correct. Please see attached. I want to brighten up the clip on the BOTTOM to more match the clip on the TOP
The cinematographer has given me these instructions:
" Specially the third clip with the two foxes ) shots are dark compared to the second time the foxes are shown. You will have to apply a color correction filter on them and work with the midtone and the light sliders so you can make it a bit brighter. Also you will probably need to bring the balcks down a bit once you pushed the midtones, you will have to see what it looks like once you are correcting."
To make those changes all you really need to do is adjust the levels... so apply a "levels" effect and adjust accordingly... in either Premiere or After Effects... it works the same in both.