To expand on my post yesterday this project has been hard on me so much that I have had to consider if this is something I want to do. What I have realized is that I am unprepared technically to work on films and that for the next three or four years I need to focus on school and an apprenticeship somewhere.
I was told by several people early on that film school was unnecessary and that you could succeed in the industry by just working on sets. While this may be possible for a few most people who make a living doing this go to school. If you do not have technical knowledge of the equipment you are using on set you will spend all your time on set playing catch up with everyone else, this makes learning on the job difficult to impossible.