The disclosure is directed to improvements in a method of making a solid state light modulator structure for use in an apparatus for generating an image from a video signal. A semiconductor device is provided, the device having an array of spaced charge storage electrodes on a surface thereof. A layer of elastomer material, preferably a silicone gel, is applied over said surface. A plastic pellicle is applied over the elastomer layer. Layers of gold and silver are then successively applied over the pellicle layer.